Kingdom is full of damaged and very dangerous characters. It’s a show about mixed martial artists, after all. But when one of those fighters is also recently released from prison and living at a halfway house, things only get more complicated.
For weeks now, fans have gotten to know Keith. The guy who started out simply as Ryan’s roommate has blossomed into his own, very complex character. And in this week’s episode, Keith did something that probably he didn’t even expect. In the hour’s final moments, Michael, the halfway house bully, crossed a line when he asked Ryan about his dad. And that’s when Keith, the seemingly harmless guy who doesn’t even know how to throw a punch, snapped. Keith grabbed a butcher’s knife and began stabbing Michael repeatedly before Ryan stopped him and attempted to make it look like self defense.
It was arguably the show’s most jaw-dropping moment to date, so we got Paul Walter Hauser, who plays Keith, on the phone to talk about his reaction and what comes next: